Wide open space in Tuscany countryside.
“Cipressi a Monteaperti” (Monteaperti Cypresses) is part of my “Italy On My Mind” series. Monteaperti is a small village near Siena (famous for a battle in the year 1260, mentioned even in Dante’s Inferno) and surrounded by the typical Tuscan hills. I spent several summer vacations traveling all over the Tuscany countryside and the coast. This piece has rich layers of color and texture. I can just smell that country air in a hot summer afternoon.